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Archive for October 2013


Carnegie Hall with Ian Bostridge & Iestyn Davies Julius Drake, piano Program will include selected songs by Purcell realized by Britten, Tippett, and Adès.

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Canadian Opera Company Carlo Rizzi, conductor John Caird, director

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“The three men all displayed a strikingly instinctual feeling for the deeply sensuous nature of Purcell’s music…Joshua Hopkins too never let the thickness of his voice overcome the ornamented lines, all the while keeping them melodic and simple…In the fourth canticle, evoking the journey of the three Magi, Britten uses a trio of singers.  Bostridge, […]

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Joshua has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Marcello in La bohème with the Canadian Opera Company.  The Globe and Mail has hailed him as being “perfect” and the Toronto Star has claimed he “played Marcello with the right balance between obsession and self-disgust, making him a truly interesting character.”  For more details, please […]

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“Joshua Hopkins was perfect – conversational and believable – as the lovestruck painter Marcello…” The Globe and Mail, Robert Harris, October 4, 2013. “To my ears, particularly impressive was the warm and gorgeous baritone of Joshua Hopkins, who is now deservedly at the Met.”  La Scena Musicale, Joseph So, October 4, 2013. “Joshua Hopkins played […]

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